Name: Halogeometricum Montalvo-Rodríguez et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, the sea, salt; L. neut. adj. geometricum, geometrical; N.L. neut. n. Halogeometricum, salty geometrical shape

Type species: Halogeometricum borinquense Montalvo-Rodríguez et al. 1998

Valid publication: Montalvo-Rodriguez R, Vreeland RH, Oren A, Kessel M, Betancourt C, Lopez-Garriga J. Halogeometricum borinquense gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel halophilic archaeon from Puerto Rico. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1305-1312.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Haloferacaceae Gupta et al. 2015

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Naushad S, Baker S. Phylogenomic analyses and molecular signatures for the class Halobacteria and its two major clades: a proposal for division of the class Halobacteria into an emended order Halobacteriales and two new orders, Haloferacales ord. nov. and Natrialbales ord. nov., containing the novel families Haloferacaceae fam. nov. and Natrialbaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1050-1069.

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